Hoops, Pundits, and Fancy Swimsuits?

Hoops?

Is the season over yet?  Do we really have to play in the ACC tourney?  

Taking a quick look at the TV, the Heels are stomping the Jackets 62-41
with 15 minutes still left in the second half.

Can it just be over already?  

At lease we beat UGA...that's something...right?

Baseball!

Danny Hall's squad opened the season 3-0 this past weekend with a
sweep of Lipscomb but then split two games with Georgia Southern to
run their early record to 4-1.  

Rutgers should provide a solid challenge but the Friday game was
rained out and I don't see how any games are likely to be played
with this weekend's weather looking decidedly non-baseball friendly.

Michael Johnson & the Combine Pundits

Anyone else find themselves suppressing fits of laughter every time
one of the NFL talking heads comments on Michael Johnson's lack of
heart or effort?

Those of us who have been watching Johnson the past few seasons know
that one of Michael's biggest problems is playing with too much heart
and trying to spend too much time on the field.  He plays defense and
special teams...running down field to cover kicks and trying to leap
and block field goals.  He often gets dehydrated and suffers physically
from his desire to be on the field playing as much as possible.  And
when he's on the defensive line he's being double teamed or chipped by
a running back just about every play.

Any teams that pass on Johnson because of "heart" or "effort" will be
making a big mistake.  Don't mistake his humble and quiet attitude for
a lack of intensity of desire...he's got everything it takes to be a
very successful NFL player.

Cheating and Swimsuits?

The last time I checked, collegiate swimmers and Olympic swimmers
were both amateurs.  In fact, most USA Olympic swimmers are college
swimmers when they're not trying to win gold medals.  So I'm not quite
sure why they shouldn't be allowed access to the same gear as anyone
else swimming in the amateur ranks.  If they make sacrifices to offset
the expense of the suits, that's their own personal choice...right?

Its not like you or I could put one of these new fangled swimsuits on
and magically swim competitive times.  Skill and ability is still paramount.

I don't hear anyone complaining about the abuse of technology in metal
baseball mats and new fangled basketball shoes.   We could also toss
fibreglass boats out of rowing competitions and go back to the old
wooden tennis rackets while we're at it. 

Go Jackets!

THWG!

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and control of comments and posters.  Keep it family friendly please.

29 comments Add your comment

Jktfan

February 28th, 2009
11:11 pm

Yes, we must play but it will only be one game on a Thursday.!

gtguy96

February 28th, 2009
11:20 pm

Paul Hewitt should give back half his salary for this season’s debacle.

This is one the worst coaching jobs the ACC has seen in the last 25 years.

TONY SHUMPERT

February 28th, 2009
11:30 pm

Even though Paul looked simply amazing tonight, it was not his best coaching job. I’m just glad Iman is ok.

Mjacksongt

March 1st, 2009
1:12 am

It was quite a relief to see Iman go back in the game after that injury.

KC Kid

March 1st, 2009
7:10 am

The death march is almost over. A few more losses and it will be done.
What an embarrasment. Hewitt is pathetic and we’ve got the worst guards in the country.

Hewitt has presided over the total and complete destruction of Tech basketball. I don’t want to hear about next years recruiting class.

Hewitt should resign.

kcajgo

March 1st, 2009
11:06 am

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kcajgo

March 1st, 2009
11:16 am

BE POSTIVE!
1- Tech is #1 worst team in the ACC.
2. Best turnover team in the country.
3. Leads the nation in missed foul shots.
Has prefedted air ball foul shot.
4. Saving tons of energy as no one goes to home games.
5. Forfit last 2 games and we lose by only 2 points.

Dadgum

March 1st, 2009
10:00 pm

Paul Hewitt is a great coach and recruiter. Man that next class we have coming in will be phenomenal. Favors #1 recruit in the country and the overall class is #4. Gani Lawal should be staying and Shumpert will get to concentrate solely on 2-guard. Every Tech fan should thank Paul Hewitt for putting this class together with all the adversity this year and the departure (again) of players that would have put this team in a good position to win.

Folks say what you normally say on this blog but trust me you get both Roy Williams and the K man coaching Tech and it wouldn’t be any better. We were simply dealt a bad hand but give Tech credit for never folding. Next year we are “all in”.

Rock on……it’s easy to kick a man when he is down, let’s see how easy it is for you losers to give him credit when he wins next year.

KC Kid

March 2nd, 2009
7:07 am

Yeah Dadgum he’s really great.

Look at his cumulative ACC record and see how great he is.

I think it was Coach K, while struggling for something positive to say about Tech Bball, who said “their best offense is a missed jump shot” (and there’s been plenty of those). Jeez….

It’s sad how far Tech Bball has fallen on Hewitt’s watch. AMC half full, 20 students in the swarm behind the baskets. Pitiful.

If next year isn’t at least Elite 8, he’s gotta go.

BLAZER

March 2nd, 2009
8:32 am

OK WE KINDA EXPECTED TO GET KILLED BY CAROLINA AND MAYBE NO ONE CARES

BUT SHAME ON PAUL HEWITT FOR NOT PLAYING OUR BENCH LATE IN THE GAME WHEN

IT DIDN’T MAKE A BIT OF DIFFERENCE AND ROY WILLIAMS EMPTIED HIS BENCH.

GUESS HE THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO MAKE A RUN WITH TWO MINUTES LEFT DOWN BY 30 PTS. THAT IS BAD BAD PAUL- HECK THEY MAY HAVE CUT INTO THE LEAD YOUR STARTERS HAD ESTABLISHED. OTHER NOTE-3 OF 10 FT’S. TWO OF THEM AIRBALLS. IF I HADN’T SEEN I WOULDN’T HAVE BELIEVED IT. WHO COACHES FREE THROWS?? ALWAYS A JACKET FAN BUT GEEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yurtle_the_turtle

March 2nd, 2009
9:39 am

Don’t listen to what Dadgum has to write as he is an idiot. One of those “look at the recruiting class Hewitt is bringing in” type of people. Dadgum doesn’t look at Hewitt’s won-loss record and will always make excuses for lousy coaching (or no coaching). Dadgum is a loser who will make excuces for Hewitt next year as well. I read comment from another excuse-maker who said “tech was dealt a bad hand” as if we drew recruits from a lottery and this year’s team is the result. We weren’t “dealt” a bad hand, this team was constructed by Hewitt and recruited by him, so this year’s team is HIS FAULT! Get a grip, you pansy-wasted morons!

RAMBLE ON!!!

March 2nd, 2009
10:21 am

Dadgum needs to put down the bottle and the pipe.

GT66

March 2nd, 2009
11:05 am

I hope that all of you who have so passionately argued how great a recruiter Hewitt is watched the game Saturday. We have only one player who would even have a CHANCE of starting for North Carolina and that is Lawal. I really do not think he would start because he is not as complete as the North Carolina forwards. Hewitt is not a great recruiter and you only need look at the terrible players he has on the floor Saturday. He is a horrible coach and a fair recruiter at best.

GT66

March 2nd, 2009
11:12 am

Dadgum is totally out of it. You must know nothing about basketball. He is the worst coach in the ACC and tied for last in the country with Felton.

yurtle_the_turtle

March 2nd, 2009
12:17 pm

Hear, Hear GT66. I’ve been saying exactly what you said. How good can Hewitt be with the record he’s posted? All of his supporters (5 of them?) never back up anything with facts.

Happy Gilmore

March 2nd, 2009
2:55 pm

Dadgum are you serious? You HAVE to be somehow related to
Hewitt to still be supporting him at this stage. As one
of the above posters stated: **LOOK AT HIS RECORD** Like it or not, that is how coaches are judged.

SlimG

March 2nd, 2009
5:48 pm

Watch the language and keep it family friendly. What a hypocrite with the THWG thing. Really folks do you need to stoop that low. Wishing that on someone is family friendly?

SlimG

March 2nd, 2009
5:49 pm

Played for the NC a few years ago is the only stat that matters.

Jeff Grady

March 2nd, 2009
7:36 pm

Someone please explain to me why the state of SC can get at least two teams in the NCAA BB Tournament, and the state of NC at least 4 (UNC, Duke, & WF, are in the Top Ten – Davidson), and the state of Ga cannot get any into the tournament. Why is BB such a failure among colleges in Ga. !

Gordon

March 2nd, 2009
8:01 pm

According to Mark Bradley, Dean Keener will be coming back next year. He was the assistant the first 4 (or 5, can’t remember exactly when he left) Hewitt years. There was a clear dropoff after both Keener and Warren (current HC at Jacksonville) left. Whether you like Hewitt or not, at least we will have a combination that has worked in the past. We went to the NCAA’s 3 of Hewitt’s first 5 years with Keener at his side, the NIT one of the other years, and even the year we didn’t make the post season we had a young team that improved as the year went on and won 8 out of the last 11. Just trying to stay positive….

Gordon

March 2nd, 2009
8:13 pm

Jeff @ 7:36, it’s coaching.

I looked up Keener on Wikipedia, and he left Tech after the final 4 year to be the head coach at James Madison. He had a miserable time there, so hopefully he is one of those guys that makes a better assistant. I also looked up Hewitt on Wikipedia. They have a picture of him, and I think it is appropriate that there are a bunch of empty seats behind him.

Phildo

March 3rd, 2009
9:02 am

At his worst Tech’s beloved Bobby Cremins never approached the atrocity created by Hewitt, and Bobby finally had to go. At least he went honorably. I even miss Whack, who drove Rupp crazy. Tech didn’t hire Hewitt to be a nice guy, but to win games. He’s simply not producing and snagging one-year wonders, who don’t give a rip about Tech, doesn’t do it the long run. Next year is always that, next year. The goal is to win in the CURRENT year.

Dadgum

March 3rd, 2009
9:05 am

Paul Hewitt is a great coach and recruiter. Nuff said.

Rock on………

Phildo

March 3rd, 2009
9:43 am

Hey, Dadgum, are you Hewitt’s Momma? You must be because only a mother could love a loser like him.

GTinNC

March 3rd, 2009
12:07 pm

Hey Blazer, the reason Hewitt didn’t pull his starters the last 2 minutes was because he wanted to make a statement by stomping UNC’s JV team. That’s right the UNC subs at the end of the game were their JV players (UNC and Duke still have JV Bball teams). By the way we tied them 12 – 12. Sad, real sad. Fire Hewitt.

Tokyo jacket

March 4th, 2009
10:59 pm

As a coach, you sometimes leave in your starters/primary players when they got drubbed that bad. You don’t leave it to the bench to relieve the embarassment. It’s a life lesson. I don’t know if that’s what CPH was doing, but that’s what I’ve done.

Oddibe McDowell

March 5th, 2009
3:39 am

At LEASE you can spell, right? You limp-wristed Nancy-boy.

The Big Bug

March 5th, 2009
7:12 pm

This new software sucks! Bill King will only allow posts that are pro-GA. The AJC has really gone Namby-Pamby now.

Jacketman

March 7th, 2009
8:27 pm

I hope it is true that Keener is returning. Something needs to be done differently. Hewitt will screw up a top ten recruiting class the way he is going. High school coaches develop players better than Hewitt.